Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy
Comment Period Ended on 8/7/2019
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8/7/19  4:43 pm
Commenter: Joseph O'Brien

Please Ban the Cruel Practicing of "Conversion" Therapy on Children n Virginia

Decades of experience has shown that this type of "therapy" is a fraud and It is never successful. Worse, that, it can actually be harmful to minors. It makes them think that they are not good enough as they are.

 That they are not acceptable as they are. It can harm a teenager's self esteem. It uses shame and self loathing to make a minor try therapy that is  never successful.

Young people should not be subjected to it.

Please ban conversion therapy.

Thank you

Joseph O'Brien

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